Seoul Aims To Reclassify Dogs as Livestock

Submitted by: 843 8 years ago Weird
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080402/lf_afp/lifestyleskoreagastronomydogmeat_080402134123

Hot dogs, anyone?
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Male 14,330
^^ If you where starving you would be quick to change that opinion.
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Female 695
....I don`t think I could ever eat a dog.
To me it`s like eating another person.
Dogs are man`s best friend.
They`re our companion.
Not our dinner.
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Male 170
Sparky no! Ok, seriously, instead of doing all the useless crap PETA does, why don`t they ever try to stop things like this from happening?
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Female 332
OMG Nath!!!! I reallly shouldn`t have clicked on that. That really makes me sad.

How are any carnivorous animals nourishing, anyway? The nutrients from plants are already diminished when you eat herbivores....there are probably very few when you get down to eating carnivores.

That`s why most carnivores are better pets, quite frankly. They do so little for you nutritionally.

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Female 370
All I have to say for those that "lost their respect for" and "will never visit" Korea. Good! We don`t want you or your respect.

Small minded people piss me off. Like your drating culture doesn`t have things that are disgusting to others? I mean, take for instant the hotdog that was mentioned. Do you know what is in them? But American`s stuff them by the hand fulls. It`s everything from the face to the butt that the butcher can`t sell, grounded up and (in the olden day) shoved into the intestine of the pig.

Or whatever white culture that eats pig brains... I mean you people are so eager to jump onto the Judgment ship, but are unable to look in the mirror and see all the drating cracks with your culture.

You make me sick...It`s a difference in culture, not in level of right and wrong. Open your drating eyes and educate yourself.

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Female 263
Oh and people can moan and b|tch about me being a racisit but until they become as humane as the rest of us... I dont care for them.
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Female 263
Asian countries tend to be cruel to both humans and animals. Cruel sick people.
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Male 244
"I bet they are just going to keep breeding and breeding animals just for the sake of eating them.

It`s not helping the world at all.

Fools."

Wait. Companies are supposed to do stuff that helps the world?

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Male 93
OM NOM NOM
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Male 277
no eww dont do it...
i mean, i know its "what happened to cows and sheep" but what ever. i still think its... weird.. not dogs :(
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Male 90
when in rome.. I guess that makes far more city dwellers into farmers now, doesn`t it?
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Male 241
Ok then people, If meat is meat then why dont we just eat each other? The only reason cows and other cattle are eaten is because they are full of meat and are large enough that we wont go without and 1 dog = 30+ cows..
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Male 57
its nice to hear they are doing somthing to curb the dog meat health problem
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Male 354
Different strokes for different folks. The cow is sacred to some people (who are starving I might add) and some consider dogs to be "mans best friend". I`d try dogmeat if the opportunity presented itself. Big deal...
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Female 601
Meh, subjectivity. I could and would eat dogmeat, it`s not that appalling when you think about it. What, don`t eat them because they`re cuter? More helpful than a cow or pig? They`d be quite helpful as food, if you ask me. Why discriminate?

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Male 1,354
>>"Using carnivores as a source of food is uneconomical and plain stupid."

Wrong. The most common dog food is mostly grain. They are not carnivores, even in the wild.

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Female 960
Ugh, and people wonder why I avoid Asia like the plague.
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Male 3,301
At least they`re doing this out of good intentions. Given the numbers they give, a pooeload of people eat dog over there, and there`s no way they`re gonna stop that many them. From what I understand, they want to register it as livestock so they can enforce health regulations. The people keep eating their dog, the government makes sure it`s safe to eat. It`s a win-win situation.

And hell, I`d like to try roast dog, just for the experience. Then I`d bring home some of the meat and feed it to MY dog. Evil ftw. >:D

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Male 1,162
Damn snoop looks stoned on that pic lol.
^^^

When isn`t he stoned? I bet you he didnt even finish that monster of a steak. He doesnt have the gut for it

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Male 1,766
but really this is a waste how much do you get from a dog
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Female 360
Let me start by saying, under normal circumstances, I would never purposely, and knowingly eat a dog. Putting survival situations where it might be unavoidable aside, when it comes to the harsh reality of an omnivourous diet, you have to be comfortable with the knowledge that when you eat meat a once living breathing, thinking creature had to die. The one saving grace (albeit a minor one) is in how we treat, and dispatch the animal, so we can limit and prevent suffering, as well as produce healthy and viable livestock. Unfortunately most countries who still use dogs as livestock are not financially able, educated, or willing to do take those factors into consideration and practice. Those three reasons are why dogs should not be livestock. Thank you.. :D
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Male 394
Please, don`t whine unless your a vegetarian, if your going to tell me that it`s humane to eat one animal but not another then your just an idiot. Not to be rude, but come on... Pfft, I`d eat a dog.
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Male 3,431
I can`t imagine Sam Elliot saying, "Dog, it`s what`s for Dinner." Or Marie Antionette saying "Let them Eat Dog." It`s a sort of sick Irony that the Ad on the Page is for Solentrol, a medication used to help curb obesity in Dogs.
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Male 2,113
oooooooooooooook i think i will stick to my cow mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..................steak
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Male 101
I`d never eat dog =[
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Male 48
"I did not get to the top of the dratin` food chain to eat carrots..."
-Ron White
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Male 7,933
i think what people are complaining about is that a dog is a domestic animal unlike pigs and cows (which are delicious).

And gonadsonfire I would rather bet on a horse than eat a horse

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Male 579
as long as the animal isn`t tortured for flavour a la china or an endangered species, whoare we to complain? the "don`t eat smart animals" excuse doesn`t work, as pigs are very, very intelligent, emotional animals, probably a lot smarter than anything we keep for pets. We eat millions of pigs.

The only actual reason people frown on eating dogs is because they are kept as pets. that`s it. People in north america frown on eating horses, but you`d be surprised on how many restuarants in europe have it on the menu.

If you wan`t to complain about something, complain about how china tortures animals horrifically (boils them alive, rips their skin off then leaves them to bleed to death, ect.) just because "it might make the meat taste slightly better".

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Male 80
^ Okay! First one the menu: Dainty.
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Male 1,036
Meat is meat, as long as you can eat you should probably eat it.
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Male 2,592
everyone go find a korean and whup his ass
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Male 250
yum
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Male 203
i really don`t see the problem, as other people have said, its the same as cows and pig, and if you want to bring in the argument that dogs help in someway `helpful` or they are `pets`:
1)we don`t hunt anymore hunting is apparently bad
2)some people eat rabbits and some people keep pigs etc as pets
click here for a site on pet pigs
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Male 48
Mmmmmm.... Lassie...
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Female 102
quick_sand8: having lived in Taiwan for almost a decade, I can tell you that except for the old "rong-mings" who fled from China years ago, no one in Taiwan eats dogs, cats, or guinea pigs, nor is it part of their culture.

But they *do* eat snakes here....

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Male 241
^ LOL
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Male 50
From what I heard from other people it taste amazing!
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Male 63
Y`know, I kinda wonder what it tastes like.

Korea, here I come!

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Male 50
I think it is not all China , but a lot of other south east Asian countries , a lot of the time people label videos with Asian people "Chinese" or "China". Don`t get me wrong I`m not denying a large amount of animal abuse happens here. Meet your meat is a sad but eye opening video. The thing is a lot of people who watch that video will not change their minds about eating meat. Yes many will feel guilt , but in the end still go to KFC aha . Still it is better to show the truth , and in turn change a few minds, than stand back and not say anything. Though I don`t agree with PETA, because like any group they have a lot negative things about them .
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Male 241
@how_neat

yes true but also most animal abuse cases are from china and footage. So it kinda makes me think the vast majority of Chinese people don`t give a poo.

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Male 1,217
Makes me sad to be Korean. Thank God that I`m a banana though. Yellow on the outside, and white on the inside.

Ugh I hate Korean extremists, they`re so prideful that it makes them forget about their flaws.

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Male 55
what a bunch of hypocrites some of you are. basically its not ok to eat dogs because you`ve had one in the past and petted it and took it for walks. But a cow that minds its own business is not worth bothering about, because you never had one of those.
So really, out of sight is out of mind for you, and you`re not taking responsibility for your own actions. I`m fine with eating meat, and I don`t make a distinction between one animal or another. if you`re killing it, you`re killing it.
And if you think that its any less bad for cattle or pigs, or they don`t mind because they`re a bit thick, have a watch of this :
meet your meat
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Male 50
That video yes is shocking but can happen any where. I will be first to admit that some Chinese people threat animals cruel , but that is not everyone, I know a number of people here that have pets and love them dearly.
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Male 241
Damn snoop looks stoned on that pic lol.


And in china they treat dogs like poo -Here is the cold hard truth... NSFW NSF people tht can get easily offended and not for people who are squemish CLICK AT OWN RISK!

http://theync.com/media.php?name=2015-sh...

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Male 314
I hope they pass it, maybe people will stop moaning about animals.
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Male 50
Here in China you can get dog on the menu, but it will cost you a lot of money. Here they don`t just take any old street dog and fry them up , they breed dogs just for the sole reason of eating them. Much like cattle of any other livestock. I have yet to try any dog here, and highly doubt that I will any time. The thing I can odd is that to eat dog here is almost a norm , well not norm but you know, but it is almost unheard of you eat cat . In fact people avoid eating cat as much as possible. I`m not Chinese, so my understanding of the culture is a bit limited
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Female 466
A cow isn`t going to patiently wait till you come home. Or sit there with eyes thinking your going to feed or love it. Or wag it`s tail with such enthusiasm that your going to give it attention....
Then decide to bash it in the skull to eat it!!!!
This isn`t something new over there, or Taiwan, or many other places of that heritage...They`ve been eating Dogs and Cats, Guinea Pigs, for years..They even make Coats out of Cat fur....
I suppose if your brought up to not ever look at a Dog or Cat as domesticated, as a pet,as a Rescuer of people, which they both have, it`s no big deal to bash their skull in... We that haven`t can`t understand how they can.. But I guess over there, food is food...But it sure as hell ain`t a friggen Cow!!
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Male 3,369
TheShape.

Say that to muslims and hindus!

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Male 568
gorgack2000 "Still, It`s not much different from eating cows or pigs I suppose."

Yeah it is. Unlike cows and pigs, dogs have helped us hunt, protected us, and been our companions almost from the time we walked out of the jungle.
There`s a reason they`re call man`s best friend, they earned it.
What have cows or pigs done for us besides being tasty?

Now if they want to eat dog, that`s their prerogative, I just think it`s disrespectful considering all they`ve done for us.

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Male 3,369
DAMN!!!!!

I want a steak that size!

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Male 2,720


Hey, it`s a dogg eat dog world.
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Male 4,680
...And suddenly my respect for Korea drops by about 50%.

Still, It`s not much different from eating cows or pigs I suppose.

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Male 3,369
Well, I`m never going to Korea!

All things considered though, it`s no more horrible than eating any other form of meat. There`s allways someone who thinks your wrong for eating one type of animal or another!

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Male 203
Using carnivores as a source of food is uneconomical and plain stupid.
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Male 66
OMG, that is horrible!!!
Can`t amagine that being passed in the UK!
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Male 315
Before all of you start bitching about how cruel that is, consider how much meat you eat/day.
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Female 469
Well, Bob Barker does want us to control the pet population....
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Male 550
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